Students from Brooke Weston will take part in a dance production alongside performers from other local schools at this year’s Highland Gathering. The dance will commemorate the 30th anniversary of ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s iconic performance of Bolero.
The updated version will involve up to 70 dancers from Brooke Weston, Lodge Park, Kingswood and Latimer Arts College, as well The Moves dance group at the Core. Our students are having four tuition sessions with choreographer Leah Waterfield and her collaborator, Sophia Madden, both from the Core. The finished version, a contemporary piece with a street dance interlude, will be performed at the Highland Gathering on 13th July.
Sophia said: ‘We are teaching all the moves to all the schools and we will amalgamate them on the day. There will be roughly 12 students from each school and the Moves group as well so there will be all elements performing.
We will perform on a section of the field in the Highland Gathering and the piece should last about eight to ten minutes. Hopefully it will give the students a confidence boost and I hope they get a sense of community spirit out of it and develop friendships with people from other schools. Hopefully they will get a sense of what the Corby Core is about. It is really important that they have fun and have a sense of being part of something.’